Need your Waze or Spotify while riding? Honda just announced that Android Auto will be integrated into the current-model Gold Wing GL1800. At no additional cost, customers with Android 5.0 or later smartphones and the Android Auto app will be able to seamlessly enjoy application services such as music, phone calls, and messaging.
When utilizing it while riding a Gold Wing, a connection with a Bluetooth headset (sold separately) will also be required. App and communication costs may apply. The method to update software is planned to be available in mid-June, 2020.
Since the Gold Wing GL1000 went on sale in North America in 1975, the Gold Wing series has evolved into Honda's flagship model for over four decades. In 2017, Honda Philippines finally brought in their big bike lineup with the Gold Wing following shortly afterward.
Android Auto is a simple way for customers to use a phone on the motorcycle. With a simplified interface and easy-to-use voice actions, it is designed to minimize distraction so riders can stay focused on the road. Android Auto makes it easy to access a rider's favorite music, media, and messaging apps while on the motorcycle. With Google Assistant on Android Auto, riders can stay focused, connected, and entertained, keeping their eyes on the road and their hands on the handlebar, while using their voice to help with necessary functions.